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March 2012


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Selection International with Grape Skins

March 2, 2012

In a recent blog I talked about the new Cellar Craft Showcase wine kits. Cellar Craft offers great wines (many of them award winners) from unique areas but they do require long term aging for best results. I know aging is hard for a lot of wine makers out there so I am going to talk about the Selection International kit with Grape Skins kits. The Selection International skin kits are long term aging kits with a twist. They’re formulated to taste good young and still get better with age. If you’re looking a wine with excellent varietal character, bold flavours and aromas and full-bodied tannins, all in a wine that drinks well young and rewards patience, these are the wines for you.   


• 16.4 litres of juice and concentrate and 1.6 litres of grapeskins—18 litres total

• Six week winemaking schedule

• Layered flavour and a complex profile

• Bolder flavours and aromas

• Country of origin designation

• Drinkable at 3 months of age, with potential for cellaring

• Labels Included!

Selection International with Grape skins is one of the most exciting and timely kits Winexpert has produced, allowing the winemaker to choose a country of origin kit with varietal grape skins. 

Choose from:

Australian Petit Verdot- Dark, rich and wonderfully concentrated

Chilean Malbec Shiraz- Plums and berries with an accent of chocolate

Sicilian Nero D’Avola- Long and smooth with appealing fruit

Spanish Tempranillo- Blackcherry, raspberries and plums- very lush.


Why do you want to make a Selection International with Grape Skins? Because you get the best of both worlds- Quick development and long term improvement… Intense full flavours without the wait!

The Grape Skins are very easy to handle- simply put them into the included muslin bag and into the Primary. When you’re ready to transfer to the Carboy remove the bag, squeeze out any remaining juice and discard. Then Syphon and continue as normal!



Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense, Pembina Hwy)


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